Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 3A Special Kodak Camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: No 3A Special Kodak
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Co.
Country of Origin: USA
Construction: The camera is constructed as a vertical format folding camera of similar construction to the later No 3A Folding Pocket Kodak cameras but with Persian Morocco leather covering, rack and pinion focus and superior lens / shutter combinations.
Plate / Film Size: 122 rollfilm (3" x 5")
Lens: Zeiss Kodak Anastigmat f6.3
Shutter: Bausch & Lomb Compound
Movements: Rising and cross front
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Production Period: 1910 - 1914

From 1914 the camera continued as the 3A Autographic Kodak Special.

Date of this Example: c1912
Serial Number: 11573
Availability:
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 80

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Description

No 3A Special Kodak (non-autographic) with black leather bellows. In good condition.

The instruction booklet was bought separately but appears to be contemporary with the camera.

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Date of this Example: c1912
Serial Number: 12928
Availability:
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 146

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Description

No 3A Special Kodak (non-autographic) with black leather bellows, with some distortion, noticeable when closed more than when open. In good condition with only minor markings to the leather covering. Support stand is quite worn, making the Kodak logo indistinct.

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